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surprise to the obama administration. i think eventually, brenda, we'll all be under one government health plan. here is why. as john pointed out, the costs will be pushed more and more to people right now that can pay their insurance premiums. let's use me, i have blue cross, blue shield, my premiums will go up, they have gone up. and eventually, i'm just not going to keep paying higher premiums and i'll sign up for the government exchange. multiply me by 100 million people that are paying or whatever the number is and eventually we'll all concede and it will be like the borg and resistance is futile and the government will then clamp down on cost and doctors will have less incentive to enter the medical field. supply of medicine will decrease just like it has in the u.k. and get the u.k. system if you want to see a gynecologist or specialist or something, you've got to wait six weeks and that's what will eventually happen. >> brenda: john. >> to gary's point perfectly, very quietly last week, post-election, the government announced that medicare had cut their subsidy of reimbursement for
, the government has been the billionaires, during the first two years under the obama administration, discretionary spending increased 84%. it's toned down a little bit, thankfully, but even if you include hurricane sandy relief it's 30%. so we're talking about such a large space that this -- these cuts amount to one half of 1% of the gdp. so, brenda, the other question is, is it going to hurt the economy? bill clinton, who the democrats love and also admittedly some republicans cut discretionary spending from 22 to 18% of gdp and what happened in the economy? this is the way to kind of tighten the belt, i think is the best thing that could happen. >> some of the things are draconian. there are a lot of cuts that might be surprising and fbi agents and cuts in treatment to the mentally ill and cuts in food inspection. >> irs agents. >> you know, brenda, some cuts are better than no cuts, i'll give you that, but this is no solution, it was supposed to be a backup plan for doing something smart and it is to the speaker's point, arbitrary, a bit of a meat ax and doesn't cut enough. and i
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